Carbs, sugars & fibres

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Grains you may not know about - teff

Teff (Eragrostis tef ) is one of the so-called “Ancient Grains” which I have talked about on the Foodwatch website before. It’s small, around the size of poppy seed, and comes in white, red and dark brown. Originally from Ethiopia and Eritrea, where it is their staple grain and is used, ground into flour, to make injera – the spongy, fermented flat-bread.

18 August 2021 by Catherine Saxelby

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Grains you may not know about - buckwheat

With an earthy flavour and its distinctive triangular shape, buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a wonderful addition to your...

21 July 2021 by Catherine Saxelby

What is your relationship with food and eating?

10 easy ways for women to boost fibre

A diet rich in fibre is key for developing a healthy microbiome – which, in turn, helps with proper food digestion, metabolism...

24 March 2021 by Catherine Saxelby

Cutting carbs the easy way

Cutting carbs the easy way

There’s a lot of talk about low carb and lower carb diets these days. While I’m not a fan of the Low Carb (think less than 20g...

11 September 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

7 reasons your body will love a bowl of soup!

7 reasons your body will love a bowl of soup!

I love soup, whether in a bowl, a mug or on-the-go. It’s easy to make in bulk and freeze in portions for later so you don’t have...

7 August 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

What if the problem isn’t gluten?

What if the problem isn’t gluten?

Gluten is viewed as the number one dietary villain in the average Western diet. Avoid gluten and you can avoid a myriad of health...

10 July 2019 by Catherine Saxelby